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A Tribute to Philippe Bouché

Our friend and colleague Philippe Bouché passed away on 5 April 2018 in W National Park in Niger, West Africa. The plane he was piloting crashed during take-off and both Philippe and his passenger, a member of the park staff, were sadly killed. Philippe leaves behind his wife and their two children. 

Farewell messages for John E. Scanlon

Today is John E. Scanlon's last day as the Secretary-General of the CITES Secretariat. After 8 years of extraordinary service, we can confidently say that John has left the Convention and its Secretariat in an extremely strong position.

Early reflections on eight years as Secretary-General of CITES, 2010-2018

CITES initiative to improve regulation of trade in captive-raised animals and artificially propagated plants

The CITES Secretariat is making strides in improving the regulation of trade in captive-raised animals and artificially propagated plants with the publications of two guides for inspecting facilities producing such animals and plants, as well as guidance on the use of source codes.

CITES Secretary-General's Keynote address at the 37th Session of the Enforcement Committee of the World Customs Organization (WCO) - Brussels, Belgium

“Customs Enforcement: Securing Trade and Travel”

Keynote address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

19 March 2018

 

Committee Chair, Abigail Bradshaw, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.

CITES Secretary-General's remarks at the 12th IATA World Cargo Symposium - Dallas, Texas, USA

12th IATA World Cargo Symposium

Dallas, 13 March 2018

‘Air cargo and the fight against illegal wildlife trade’

Keynote address by John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES

Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at UN World Wildlife Day 2018 Global Celebration - UN Headquarters, New York

UN World Wildlife Day 2018. Big Cats: Predators Under Threat!

Opening Remarks by John E. Scanlon, Moderator and CITES Secretary-General

2 March 2018

 

Deputy Secretary-General, Excellences, Distinguished guests, friends of wildlife!

World Wildlife Day goes viral with short video that promotes the protection of big cats

UN celebrates world’s best big cats films for World Wildlife Day

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

UN issues 25th edition of endangered species stamps highlighting species protected under CITES

For use of the media only;
not an official document.

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

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